ANTIQUE CIVIL WAR MEDICAL BOOK: LONGMORE, THOMAS, A TREATISE ON GUNSHOT WOUNDS, MARKED “U.S.A. HOSP. DEPT.” ON SPINE

Civil War Medical Books

A copy of this text book is listed in the 1865 Surgeon General’s Office Library Catalogue and the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department.

This book is in excellent condition, one of the finest copies I have seen for an already rare book to find, even unmarked.

“Authorized and adopted by the Surgeon General of the United States Army for the use of surgeons in the field and general hospitals.” Brown pebbled cloth over boards, “U. S. Army Medical Department” stamped on front cover, list of authorized medical books and military publications by J. B. Lippincott & Co. on front and rear endpapers, 132 pages + [12 pages advertisements]; covers gunshot wounds in general, definition of the term, history of the surgery of gunshot wounds, varieties of gunshot wounds, form and nature of missile, lodgment of balls, diagnostic symptoms, prognosis of gunshot wounds, treatment of gunshot wounds in general, gunshot wounds in special regions of the body, gunshot wounds to the head, spine, face, chest, heart, neck, abdomen, and extremities; amputation, wounds of nerves, anesthesia and more, including numerous examples from previous conflicts.

Longmore, Thomas, A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds,

J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, 1862 132 pp.

As you can see from the attached photographs, this book is in almost perfect condition. There is a very old sticker on the bottom of the inside of the back board which reads: Ray Riling Arms Books Co. 6844 Gorsten Street Philadelphia 19, Pennsylvania Old Arms Books Bought and Sold This sticker could easily be removed without damaging the Lippincott advertisement over which it was pasted, but I think it is rather interesting – especially with the postal zone, (before zip codes).